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January 27, 2019 11:56 am

Comedian Roseanne, Shunned Since Racist Tweet, Visits Israel

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American comedian, Roseanne Barr, touches the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City January 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad.

Roseanne Barr, the American comedian whose television show was canceled last year after she made a racist remark on Twitter, visited Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday as part of a tour of Israel.

Barr arrived in Israel last week with celebrity US rabbi Shmuley Boteach.

“There are no proper words for me to express the connection I feel, first of all to God, to Torah (Bible), to my people,” Barr, who is Jewish, told reporters.

In May, Barr posted a tweet comparing a black former Obama administration official to an ape, prompting Walt Disney Co’s ABC network to cancel her US television comedy “Roseanne.” Barr subsequently said that what she did was “unforgivable.”

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